Israeli PM Netanyahu Cancels Visit to Washington by Advisors Following US’s Abstention on Gaza

Israeli delegation to the US canceled by Netanyahu over UN vote on Gaza ceasefire

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled a visit to Washington by two of his closest advisors following the US’s abstention from a UN Security Council resolution on Gaza. The decision to cancel the delegation, led by National Security Advisor Tzaji Hanegbi and Minister of Strategic Affairs Ron Dermer, was a departure from Netanyahu’s usual stance on the Security Council and seen as a response to Washington’s abstention.

Meanwhile, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant’s visit to Washington was not affected by the cancellation. Gallant is scheduled to meet with US officials to discuss alternatives to defeat Hamas that would minimize the impact on the civilian population. The US has expressed concerns about the consequences of a large-scale military operation in Rafah and has proposed alternative approaches to achieve Israel’s objectives.

Gallant’s visit will focus on obtaining systems and ammunition from the US to preserve Israel’s military advantage in the region. The visit comes at a time of escalating tensions between the two countries, with differences emerging over the strategy to deal with Hamas in Gaza. The US is wary of the potential fallout from a major military operation and is advocating for a more cautious approach to the conflict.

Washington’s stance on the conflict reflects a desire to avoid further escalation and prioritize the safety and well-being of civilians in the region. The Biden Administration has expressed concerns about the humanitarian impact of a military operation in Rafah and is working with Israel to find alternative solutions to achieve their mutual objectives. Netanyahu’s decision to cancel the delegation’s visit underscores

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has canceled a visit to Washington by two of his closest advisors following the US’s abstention from a UN Security Council resolution on Gaza. The decision to cancel the delegation, led by National Security Advisor Tzaji Hanegbi and Minister of Strategic Affairs Ron Dermer, was a departure from Netanyahu’s usual…

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